KTM With Max Nagl And Marvin Musqin Win The First MXGP Of The 2010 Season - Red Bull KTM Factory Racing - Dirt Rider Magazine

Taking his first ever MX1 red plate Max Nagl made it a successful start to the 2010 season at Sevlievo (Bulgaria) as he won this first Grand Prix in front of the 2009 world champion Antonio Cairoli, the latter on the 350cc KTM, while Clement Desalle completed the podium.In the MX2 class defending Champion Marvin Musquin took a clean sweep and topped the podium from Ken Roczen and Steven Frossard.KTM eventually recorded an overall win in both classes and even the first ever heat win of the revolutionary 350cc in MX1 heat two.MX1 CLASS

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX1's Max Nagl enjoyed a perfect weekend at Sevlievo. After taking pole yesterday the German went on to win the opening heat ten second ahead of second placed David Philippaerts but could not repeat himself in moto two when team mate Antonio Cairoli passed him to collect the first ever heat win of the KTM 350 SX-F. Courtesy of second in heat two Nagl took the overall and the red plate.Cairoli instead got tangled in the first corner of heat one and was forced to recover from the bottom of the top ten to fifth. The Italian made up with a great second heat and took second on the podium.Clement Desalle marked his first Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1 Grand Prix appearance with a podium finish. The Belgian was a steady third in moto one but a harder second heat saw him finish fifth after Ramon first then Pourcel moved past him.Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross' Philippaerts took another fourth like in 2009. A good second place in heat one was not enough for the Italian as he slipped in the second heat and ended seventh.Steve Ramon took a valuable fifth overall while last year's winner Joshua Coppins, now with Aprilia Racing, was ninth overall.In heat one Kawasaki Racing's Pourcel was hampered by a crash but took fourth in heat two for an 11th overall.Martin Honda rider Jimmy Albertson twisted an ankle in practice then suffered a big crash in the warm-up session but fought his way home in both races to end the weekend in 18th position overall with 16-20 finishes.Max Nagl: "I'm really happy about my two starts, I twice got holeshots and that was my goal again this year because if you are good at the start it's easier to stay somewhere in the top five. Now I'm really happy because I have the red plate for the first time now for sure I will try to keep it for as long as possible."Antonio Cairoli: "I knew it would be hard for me to beat Max here because this is a hard track for the 350 bike because there's a lot of up hills. But in the second heat I had a better start than the first heat. I did two laps behind David Philippaerts then I passed him and pushed to win the moto. The first heat I was not that satisfied with my riding. I was really stiff and I made a lot of mistakes but I like the track and now I'm on the podium and I never made the podium here before."Clement Desalle: "For sure this is a good result to start the season. I did not want to crash today or take any big risks so I am happy with how it went. I had a battle with Steve and when he passed me I followed him and saw some other lines. The conditions were pretty difficult; the track was softer with more lines than usual. I had to really concentrate on the last lap of the second moto because I knew the others were close. I am pleased to be on the podium for Rockstar Teka Suzuki but there is still a long way to go this season."

Jimmy Albertson: "The first moto I got a mid-pack start and came around about 20th. I managed to pick up some places in the early laps and then De Reuver fell down in a rut in front of me and I had to get off the bike to push it out of the rut so I could carry on. I ended up dropping back down to 16th which is where I finished. In the second moto I got a better start and after a few laps I was pretty close to running top 10 and then I came together with another rider and went down pretty hard. As soon as I fell I got back up and I was thinking 'man, this day can't get much worse' but I fought through to 20th so I got at least one point so all the effort wasn't for nothing. "The guys are really fast over here in the World Championship for sure but I know that if I ride to my full potential I can do a lot better. I'm really looking forward to next weekend so I can show everyone what I do." MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 40:45.442; ; 2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:08.599; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:13.159; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), +0:18.117; 5. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:22.864; 6. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:38.625; 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:45.541; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:52.209; 9. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), +0:58.900; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), +1:05.675;MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 41:06.743; ; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:03.685; 3. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:07.060; 4. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:12.869; 5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:15.479; 6. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:16.441; 7. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:16.619; 8. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), +0:48.535; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.452; 10. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), +0:58.843;MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 41 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 36 p.; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 5. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 31 p.; 7. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 30 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 9. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), 23 p.; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), 20 p.;MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 41 p.; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 36 p.; 5. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 31 p.; 7. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 30 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 9. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), 23 p.; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), 20 p.MX2 CLASS

It was a great comeback to the maiden Grand Prix victory venue for Marvin Musquin as the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2's racer dominated the whole Grand Prix. After a perfect first heat, which he mastered from the start to the flag, Musquin was handed first by holeshotter Ken Roczen in moto two and carried on to take another win.Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2's Roczen was second overall. In heat one the German poleman worked his way past Herlings to take second but could not reach a fast Musquin to challenge him for the win. After a holeshot in heat two Roczen went down at the opening lap and had to recover back to another second place.Steven Frossard of Kawasaki CLS completed the Bulgarian podium courtesy of a third place in heat one and a fourth in heat two.In the final moto debutant Jeffrey Herlings of Red Bull KTM Factory racing MX2 did not let the French by and took third for a promising fourth overall ahead of other youngster Tonus of Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2.The America Zach Osborne riding is Yamaha after recent recovery from bronchitis, was part of a four way fight for 7th in the moto 1 and ended the 35 minute and 2 lap foray with 8th. In the moto 2 Zach finished 7th .

Marvin Musquin: "This is great for the team and for me. It's very good to win the first GP and good for the championship although it is very long. My speed was better today than yesterday and also my style because I was a little bit tight yesterday. The track was perfect. There were many good lines and the jumps were perfect. I am very happy on my bike and its fun to ride with it. Now I just have to stay focused," Musquin said.Ken Roczen: "I could not race this GP last year because I was too young so it is good to be up there on the podium. I knew the track already from other races and although it was softer and rougher it was still good. I stayed with Marvin in the first moto and although other people also had to deal with the back markers I got stuck a little bit. I was riding stiffer compared to Saturday and knew I needed more of an advantage in the second moto. In the end my first two laps were horrible! I took the lead early and went a bit crazy. I had ridden that corner many times but I misjudged it and hit the second rut. I tried to be focused after that and I found some decent lines so I could overtake quickly; in the end it turned out good. I am very happy to go to the second race in Mantova second in the championship. Congratulations to Arnaud for a good GP. The team worked hard for us both and the bikes were excellent."Steven Frossard: 'It's the first time in my career that I have finished the opening race of my championship on a podium, so I'm pretty satisfied. I made some mistakes during the races and crashed twice; that was two times too many to beat Musquin and Roczen who were both very fast on this track. I had two good starts and was watching their lines for the first few laps, but then a couple of mistakes in both races cost me any chance of the win. Being the first race of the season, I was a little tense on the bike, but now it's over I can focus on Mantova.'Zach Osborne: _"The first race did not go so well. I did not get the best start and had a bad spell in the middle of the moto where I dropped back to 12th from 6th or 7th. I fought back to 8th and put what I had learned from the first race into the second. I got a decent start but it seemed like wherever I went someone was stopped on the track or had a problem. I was 15th but pushed on for a strong race. Overall this was a much better start than last year at Faenza. To take two solid finishes and improve through the weekend is a good way to start the season."_MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 40:41.977; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:12.318; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.161; 4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), +0:57.920; 5. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +1:07.267; 6. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +1:35.476; 7. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:44.309; 8. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:45.037; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:49.656; 10. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:51.883;MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 39:22.409; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:07.389; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:19.178; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:26.325; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), +0:31.223; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:48.410; 7. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:05.621; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:16.934; 9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:32.164; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:34.215;MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 44 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 38 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 31 p.; 7. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 27 p.; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 26 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 19 p.;MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 44 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 38 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 31 p.; 7. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 27 p.; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 26 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 19 p.;

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